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Policy 4.54
Salary Structures

Responsible Official: VP for Human Resources
Administering Division/Department: Compensation
Effective Date: March 30, 2007
Last Revision: May 07, 2007

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The University maintains salary structures into which all classified job titles are placed. Each grade in a structure has a pay range that specifies the minimum, midpoint and maximum of the range allowable for all positions assigned to that grade. The ranges are presented in hourly, monthly, and annual figures.

The minimum of a pay range is generally appropriate for a newly hired employee with little or no experience beyond the required minimum qualifications. All employees are paid at least the minimum rate of the range to which their job title is assigned.

The maximum of a pay range represents the highest pay rate that Emory considers appropriate for employees with extensive experience and a demonstrated record of meeting performance expectations. Employees at the maximum are not eligible for an increase to their base pay rate; however, in recognition of meritorious performance, an employee may receive the value of his/her merit increase in two lump sum payments. These payments are not considered part of an employee’s base salary and are not considered when calculating future salary increases.

In order to ensure that Emory's salaries and salary ranges remain competitive, Compensation conducts periodic market studies of published survey data. The results are used to determine if, and by what percentage, the salary structures should be adjusted.

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